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Technical Specs

Mazda 3

Price

$17,690 – $28,550

Fuel efficiency

4.3 - 7.3 l/100 km

The Car Guide rating

77
Best compact car of 2015
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Green light

  • Kiss boredom good-bye
  • Exciting handling
  • Good drivetrains
  • Noticeable savings
  • Solid body

Red light

  • Limited trunk space (5-door sport version)
  • Laughable horn
  • Light steering at low speed
  • Little storage space

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Mazda 3

Price
Base price $17,690 (CAD)
Code Red deals See offers
Monthly payments $334/month (?)
Engine
Type I-4 2.0 litres
Power 155 hp @ 6,000 rpm (116 kW)
Torque 150 lb·ft @ 4,000 rpm (203 N·m)
Induction Atmospheric
Power to weight ratio 90.7 W/kg
Bore 83 mm
Stroke 91 mm
Fuel type Regular
CO₂ emissions 2,530 kg/year
Other engines none
Transmission
  • 6-speed manual (base)
  • 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain FWD
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type Sedan
Category Compact Car
Assembly Hofu, Japon
Generation 3
What's new No major change
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City 6.5 l/100km
Highway 4.3 l/100km
Autonomy 769 km
Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Safety
Steering rack and pinion, electrical variable assist
Traction control yes
Stability control yes
Seat belts 5
Airbags 6
Front suspension independent, Macpherson strut
Rear suspension independent, multi-link
Front brakes disc (ABS)
Rear brakes disc (ABS)
Front tires P205/60R16
Rear tires P205/60R16
Dimensions / Weight
Length 4,580 mm (180″)
Width 2,053 mm (81″)
Height 1,455 mm (57″)
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (106″)
Front track 1,555 mm (61″)
Rear track 1,560 mm (61″)
Weight 1,275 kg (2,811 lbs)
Weight distribution front-rear 59% - 41%
Capacities
Passengers 5
Fuel tank 50 l (13 gal)
Trunk 350 l (12 ft³)
Towing N/A
Box length N/A
Performance
0-100 km/h 8.8 s
80-120 km/h N/A
Top speed 200 km/h
Braking distance N/A
Warranty
Base warranty 3 years / 80,000 km
Powetrain warranty 5 years / 100,000 km
Insurance
Insurability rating 5 Excellent
Insurance
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Guide de l'Auto ratings
Driving
8.0/10
Safety
8.0/10
Interior
7.0/10
Reliability
8.0/10
Winter driving
8.0/10
Comfort
7.0/10
Overall 77%
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